Road Safety Event "Silence Can Kill"
Collingwood Learning carried on the road safety message with Fulston Manor Sixth Form on Thursday 22nd March by providing a dramatic enactment of road safety issues connected with alcohol, drugs, the use of mobile phones and not remaining silent if someone is driving badly or dangerously.
After the very powerful performance they did a 20 minute workshop with the Sixth Form about the issues raised and the dangers faced by people between the ages of 17 to 24 where death or serious injury in a road accident in the biggest single threat this group face. Along with "Licence to Kill", which they all saw in Year 12, we hope this contributes to them having safe and happy driving careers.
The event reminded drivers that they are legally responsible for the safety of their passengers and, just as important, that passengers have a responsibility not to distract drivers. Passengers were also urged to discourage bad or dangerous driving by not remaining silent hence the headline phrase, “Silence Can Kill”. The additional message, “Speak up – your life is worth it” was also a major part of the discussion.
Comments made by the Sixth Formers after the event included:-
“It was good and memorable. It really made us think about road safety and we felt engaged with the stories.”
“Good acting made it thought provoking.”
“It had impact.”
“Serious information was brought across in a different way which made you actually listen.”
“The different way of doing things was good.”